Classic High School Exchange in North East Ireland (European students only)

Classic High School Exchange in North East Ireland (European students only)

Classic High School Exchange in North East Ireland (European students only)
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Participate in this high school exchange in Ireland for a term, semester or school year!

Live with an Irish host family and attend high school as if you were just another Irish student! Can you imagine improving your English in a short time and becoming bilingual? Discover Irish culture by living an incredible experience abroad!

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  • study abroad Ireland
  • age from 14 to 18 years old
  • Language English
  • dates September to May
  • length Term, Semester, Academic year
  • price from 7890 EUR
Classic High School Exchange in North East Ireland (European students only) : Description

Next possible start dates: January 2025 and August 2025. Apply now!

Be an exchange student in Ireland

Your Exchange program in Ireland with Nacel.
Nacel offers exchange students school placements in public schools in Monaghan and its surrounding areas, as well as in various counties all over Ireland. Students will attend classes in one of these Colleges and be hosted by an Irish host family living in the neighborhood.
They will enjoy the everyday life of an Irish teenager during their High School exchange in Ireland.

What should I expect from my school year in Ireland?

There are 3 distinct levels of education in Ireland: primary, secondary and higher education. Most students attend and complete secondary education. Secondary education is generally completed at a community school, a comprehensive school, a vocational school or a voluntary secondary school. A typical secondary school will consist of 1st to 3rd Year, the usually optional Transition Year (‹ 16 Y.O.), the 5th (16/17 Y.O.) and 6th Year (› 17 Y.O.). School principals make the ultimate decision on the appropriate class for any student following a face-to-face interview.

You attend:

  • Art,
  • Biology,
  • Business,
  • Chemistry,
  • English,
  • Economics,
  • French,
  • German,
  • Geography,
  • History,
  • Home Economics,
  • Maths,
  • Music,
  • Physics,
  • Religion,
  • Computers,
  • Physical Education

Study Abroad in Ireland

Placements are organized in various counties (Monaghan, Cavan, Athlone etc).

Note that we also offer many other destinations in County Monaghan, County Cavan, and others! Do not hesitate to consult us to choose the most suitable destination for your High School exchange in Ireland.

Graduation is possible during your experience in a High School in Ireland.

Classic High School Exchange in North East Ireland (European students only) : Video
Classic High School Exchange in North East Ireland (European students only) : Accommodation

During your High School Study Abroad in Ireland, Live with a host family, providing all meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner).

Placements are arranged in various counties (Monaghan, Cavan, Athlone etc). 

Classic High School Exchange in North East Ireland (European students only) : Procedures

Please request more information through the contact form.  

Classic High School Exchange in North East Ireland (European students only) : Prices

High School exchange in Ireland (EU students)

* Costs in EUR per participant.

Not included : Application Fees (65 EUR)

Start Dates: 

  • August start
  • January start

Price includes

  • 20+ years of experience providing high-quality study-abroad programs
  • Processing of student applications
  • Host family accommodation with full board (packed lunches on school days)
  • Orientation on arrival by the local coordinator
  • Accommodation during Christmas and Easter holidays
  • Airport pick-up and transfer on arrival and departure only
  • Access to an in-country support team, and Nacel Student Support staff
  • Support, assistance, and 24/7 Hotline
  • Regular Progress Feedback

Price does not include

  • International airfare
  • Travel insurance (luggage lost, flight delay etc.)
  • Visa, passport and medical exam fees
  • Extra activities organized by schools and others
  • Daily transfers from family to school (bus passes might be necessary)
  • Extra cost for any special diet (300 EUR for a term, 350 EUR for a semester, 650 EUR for a year)
  • School uniforms and sport uniforms (around 250 EUR), school books (between 50 and 300 EUR), extra language courses, school trips, Transition Year fees  (250 EUR)
  • Single room placement (800 EUR for a term, 900 EUR for a semester, 1000 EUR for a year)
  • Town placement guarantee (600 EUR for a term, 800 EUR for a semester, 1000 EUR for a year)
  • Home with no pets guarantee (150 EUR)
  • Co Ed school guarantee (500 EUR)
  • Extra private transfer (200 EUR)
  • Personal expenses and pocket money
  • Medical, Liability and Emergency Repatriation Insurance
Classic High School Exchange in North East Ireland (European students only) : Deadline
Apply at least 5 months before arrival.
Classic High School Exchange in North East Ireland (European students only) : Eligibility

Exchange students must be interviewed in their home country before being accepted for a High School exchange in Ireland (preferably in English).
A minimum of two years of English study and good academic results are required.
This exchange program in Ireland is only open to European Union students.

Classic High School Exchange in North East Ireland (European students only) : Testimonials

"I made a lot of friends, learned the language efficiently and learned about great cultural differences, although the first 4 months if you struggle with the language it can be rather difficult. The program is a good way to integrated with other cultures. I would recommend to anyone who would be interested in taking the challenge.
Thank you for having this program and making one my dreams possible. I do not mind to give guidance to anyone else that may want to participate or to Nacel. Marcelo"


My knowledge of English was not sufficient so, with my father, I decided to study in Ireland. My feelings and expectations before departure from Slovakia were clear: to learn the language, get to know a new culture and learn how to be independent.……When I first met my host family, I was properly nervous...Today, after five months with them I have to say that a better host family I could not even ask for…”


“Hi, My name is Luis, I am 18 years old. I`m from Portugal and right now I am living in Killarney, Ireland! I came one year to Killarney to learn English in order to have one more language and also because I wish to study in England next year! Since August, it has been a great experience to live in such a different culture and facing all the problems of living my normal days in a different language! Killarney is very beautiful and small town! After one month I was walking in the street saying hello to everyone because this town is like family. Everyone knows everyone! Normally in Ireland is raining but when you get a little bit of a shiny day It is one of the most beautiful places to be! We have the National Park, mountains and waterfalls to visit! There is a lot of footpath through the mountains with unbelievable landscapes! In my school the teachers are very nice and they understand quickly that you a foreign student offering help if you want! There is a lot of sports to do and also a big gym where everyone goes to spend some time swimming or in the Jacuzzi after a cold day in Ireland! I am enjoying a lot, verynice people interested in make this a great experience for you, not only for the English but also to have Fun! “ 

Luis, from Portugal


“Thinking about my experience in Ireland I can spend few words describing it as a very nice trip that changed my life. That’s cause I spent six months far away from my house learning more about a new country and a new culture. My host family was very nice and friendly, they helped me every time and in every situation and I never felt alone. The school was good too and all the friends th at I made were lovely.” Lorenzo, form Italy


"My daughter attended to the High School Program in Monagham in Ireland for her 10th grade year. She was 15.  Erin has wanted to be an exchange student since she was little and we decided this was the best year, before she got too swamped with College readiness. The school is relatively small and is able to provide more personalized attention.  Erin has done well is all of her classes.  She had some difficulty in adjusting to the grading scale which tends to make A’s very difficult to obtain.  But I think the challenge has done her well. She has really enjoyed getting to travel around Ireland and spend time with the other exchange students. Overall, we have been very pleased with the program and with the support from Nacel.  Nacel checks in with Erin, the school and me to insure things are going smoothly" Keli R. from The USA


"She indeed enjoy her time in Ireland, her school and her host family." Mother of Mackenzie M. 

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